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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter; Beard, Colin; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The aim of this article is to determine the perceptions and experiences of climbing at artificial climbing walls (ACWs) as undertaken by a cohort of 'young-old' people (approximately 65-75 years). The engagement of older people in outdoor activities and adventure is an evolving topic; however, as part of this development, little has been written…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Recreational Activities
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Loeffler, TA – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of participating in outdoor expeditions over the lifespan. Thirteen participants (six female, seven male), aged 50-71 were interviewed using photo-elicitation interviews. Criterion-based sampling attempted to provide a cross sectional representation of outdoor expedition participants.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Case Studies, Photography
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Humberstone, Barbara – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper considers the significance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of older people who choose to participate in nature-based physical activities in evocative and imaginative ways. It highlights the need for research in outdoor studies to take seriously the turn to the body and the senses that is occurring in much social science…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Older Adults, Human Body, Aging (Individuals)
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Spencer, Ben; Jones, Tim; Leyland, Louise-Ann; van Reekum, Carien M.; Beale, Nick – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper explores how people aged 50 and over, who were returning to cycling as part of an 8-week health and well-being trial, created their own cycling microadventures. Applying a stage model of the process of adventure to qualitative data generated from personal diaries and focus groups, we examine how older people anticipated and prepared for…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology
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Petry, Greg J.; Gilbertson, Ken – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
By 2029, 20% of the U.S. population will be =65-years-old. American demographics are changing, understanding of the =65-year-old demographic has not. We investigated expectation variables of participants born between 1946 and 1964 in the United States, and identified how expectation trends have changed over time also describing gender differences.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Adventure Education
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Engelen, Lina; Wyver, Shirley; Perry, Gabrielle; Bundy, Anita; Chan, Tammie Kit Yee; Ragen, Jo; Bauman, Adrian; Naughton, Geraldine – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Our aims were to examine the efficacy of a new observational instrument "System for Observing Outdoor Play" for detecting changes in outdoor play and chart the use of recycled and repurposed materials in the school playground during the course of an intervention to increase outdoor play. Children from one Sydney primary school were…
Descriptors: Observation, Play, Playgrounds, Elementary School Students
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Jacobs, Jennifer M.; Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Ressler, James D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor education (OE) has an increased presence in physical education as it addresses the discipline's national standards and promotes involvement lifetime physical activity. However, physical educators' learning to teach OE is not well documented. The purpose of this study was to understand preservice physical educators' experiences in and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, National Standards
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah; Harring, Marius; Witte, Matthias D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This article examines learning processes and learning opportunities in the outdoor school based on 13 focus-group interviews with children (ages 8-9) at three German elementary schools. For 1 year, cross-curricular teaching had taken place once a week outside the classroom--in natural settings, at cultural sites or on school grounds. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Educational Opportunities
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Cotterill, Stewart T.; Brown, Hazel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Research evidence suggests that outdoor education offers significant potential in priming healthy physical activity behaviors, developing life skills, enhancing self-esteem and promoting improved academic performance. The aim of the current study was to explore from a cross-sectional perspective the perceived benefits of a dinghy sailing program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Aquatic Sports, Outdoor Education
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Hyndman, Brendon; Mahony, Linda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Creativity is described as an important cognitive process by which ideas are generated, developed and transformed. Despite the importance of creativity for students' intellectual development, the types of outdoor physical activities students engage in within primary schools according to creativity criteria has yet to be explored. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Qualitative Research
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Flynn, Jennifer I.; Bassett, David R.; Fouts, Hillary N.; Thompson, Dixie L.; Coe, Dawn P. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study evaluated a 4-week program to increase the time families spent engaging in outdoor activity. Parents were provided strategies to increase family outdoor activity and locations to be active. Sixteen families completed the program. Duration and number of family outdoor activity bouts per week, type of activities, locations, and family…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Family Programs, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities
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Farmer, Victoria L.; Fitzgerald, Ruth P.; Williams, Sheila M.; Mann, Jim I.; Schofield, Grant; McPhee, Julia C.; Taylor, Rachael W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
"Risky" play is an important component of play, which positively affects the cognitive, social and emotional development of children. However, a growing culture of "risk aversion" may be limiting the degree of risk that children are allowed to encounter. We undertook qualitative interviews with eight schools to examine the…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Risk, Adventure Education, Play
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Jirásek, Ivo; Turcova, Ivana – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
While key personalities often connected with the roots of outdoor education and experiential learning, like Dewey, Seton, Hahn or Naess, are well known internationally, Jaroslav Foglar, a Czech outdoor and experiential educator, is mostly unknown to the international audience. The article adds to the literature related to Czech outdoor experience…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Öhman, Johan; Öhman, Marie; Sandell, Klas – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
A new teaching aid--exergames--is increasing in popularity in schools and is regarded as an interesting, varied and effective way of improving students' fitness. These exercise television games often contain references to physical activities carried out in different outdoor landscapes. The purpose of this article is to examine the views of…
Descriptors: Exercise, Educational Games, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Norðdahl, Kristín; Einarsdóttir, Jóhanna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This study aims to enhance awareness of what young children want to do outside and their preferences regarding their outdoor environment. Views of children as active participants, the affordance of the environment and the importance of place for children's learning constitute the theoretical background of the study. The study was part of a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Sustainable Development, Student Participation, Interviews
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